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    Maybe my words won't help.

    But I still want to say something to all of you that are in this group. You're all special, don't let anyone tell you not. People that say that you are not special are idiots trying to get under your skin. Neither are you ugly, worthless, stupid, negative things are not who you...
    SupermanMike SupermanMike 13-15, M 23 hrs ago

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 75 Responses Jul 9

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    This is me, i hid under covers

    and put a mask on coz im so scared. I run from the underground comuity coz that all seem to know me, im not bad im scared and confused.
    Lasbutterfly Lasbutterfly 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Just sent a final text to my

    now ex girlfriend. I think the problem with my relationships are on the girl's side. I'd give my all love compassion understanding and I'd love them. but they in turn would never stay committed or faithful in return always resorting to Ghosting me leaving me hanging wondering...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I haven't taken my meds in two days

    and today I'm a crying mess. I guess I have to keep taking it. Going to try and force myself to go out and do things today and ignore the nausea and heart ache. Sat in the shower today and cried, the trigger was ridiculous. I'm lucky my husband understands.
    eriesisgod eriesisgod 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Sometimes I think back to the time

    when I wasn’t in charge of my body. I didn’t have control. I was there and I could watch it all slip. I could see myself falling and breaking and all I could do was watch. I was just there sitting in a corner of my head. Unable to move or speak or even feel. I could see the...
    Carooox Carooox 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have had over five near death experience's,

    I have been operated on around 20 times that I can remember. I have been beaten three times, raped once. I have no doubt that God has been watching over me......And now I am dying of heart failure. So why wouldn't someone like me be depressed?
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 22 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I hate when people over simplify depression.

    It hurts so much to hear people who are supposed to care about me say things like, "You just have to be more positive." Or to be told that my depression is just a ploy for attention. It's been really damaging and I feel too insecure at this point to even open up to people about...
    SunshineMoonshineSoulshine SunshineMoonshineSoulshine 31-35, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    You know that feeling?

    When you're just waiting. Waiting to get home, into your room, close the door, fall into bed and just let everything out that you've been keeping inside all day. The feeling of both relief and desperation Nothing is wrong. But nothing is right. You're just tired, tired of...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Lately I've been doing extremely well

    as far as my moods go. I'm starting to realized when my mania episodes come, and looking back at this week, I've noticed that I've been having a mania episode from Saturday until right now at this very moment. I know that because I hardly remember anything that's happened at all...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 54 Responses Jan 18

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    I've wasted an unfathomable amount of resources,

    time, money and energy because of my depression. I first noticed I was depressed when I was 17, sometime between the time that my parents divorced, my rape, and my first breakup/ heartbreak. I got better when I was like 20-22. And now in my 23rd year of life, I just feel so...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    ever since my dad passed 2 years ago

    and now since how at home I only have me and my mom I wish things would go back to the way they used to be but I have trouble with accepting changes and just dont know how long im gonna survive cause it feels like im on my own fighting the world and im losing
    aaronpayne aaronpayne 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can't stand this **** anymore.

    There are times that I'm feeling happy and motivated, but seconds later I just want to be dead. These ups and downs are killing me.
    TrappedDeadSoul TrappedDeadSoul 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Aplus82 Aplus82 31-35, M 8 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    You made me stay, you made me promise the

    impossible. I no longer have the option so I now have to accept my pain and suffering as something I will always carry with me. Because of your selfish reasoning, I now have to live in a constant hell where I am tortured consistently. But not only am I hurt by others over time...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am sick of crying,i am sick of hurting

    myself(and i can't stop),i am sick of taking stupid pills/antidepressants,i am sick of myself and i want to die.
    seherozkurt seherozkurt 13-15, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    when you do everything you feel is right.

    and do your best to correct your mistakes. and protect those you love. and it seems like everything in your life is falling apart slowly while you can do nothing But watch. when you feel the shame and judgment of others around you. and you feel like a failure. when you want to...
    shadewolf7 shadewolf7 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    It's what first brought me to this site in

    years passed, and what has brought me back again. I find that when I struggle in times like these, it us the constancy of EP that helps. I can always find someone to talk to, no matter what time of day or what personal turmoil I'm enduring. I love each of you fiercely for it...
    Bliink Bliink 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dear Diary, We haven't talked in a while

    since I was rather preoccupied with the sadness. I feel, when I'm in a status of supreme sorrow, that I am in chemistry again. I am learning about the solution and the solvent; the solution of which I was painfully mixed with; it was called life. And I, the solvent which held...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 18-21, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I have been living in hostel

    for past 1 month and i have been had a horrible time fighting my depression. Now this incident has made me far worse. My room mates were talking aloud while i was sleeping. Their talks woke me up, i couldn't sleep despite tring for half an hour. I started doing my things and...
    lovemylifetooless lovemylifetooless 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I. Just woke to a horrible nightmare me

    and my ex got in an awfull fight and she said horrible hurtfull things to me .... But in reality that would never happen we want to get back together but we just cant right now ..... I love her and want to be with her soo much but i cant
    justashyguy87 justashyguy87 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I feel like just running away to be alone

    for a few hours and I wanna cry! 😢😖😞
    ErraticPredictions ErraticPredictions 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    So far I'm losing. Soon I'll just be a blood

    splatter on the side of a train or something.
    TieFighter501 TieFighter501 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I just want to feel visible

    and loved. I also want to be sad, happy, and everything in between. I feel like I'm wasting years of my life not living. I guess atleast I'm still living.
    Transparentfury Transparentfury 18-21, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago